Film screening Wings of Desire

Der Himmel über Berlin © Wim Wenders Stiftung – Argos Films

Fri, 06.09.2019


Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

Straight out of Berlin - Film festival

Director: Wim Wenders
Drama, Germany, 1987
128 min.
The film tells the story of the two angels Cassiel and Damiel, who dared to contradict God and were therefore transferred from him to earth, to Berlin. The two disembodied figures are only visible to children, but when Damiel falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist Marion, he is driven only by the desire to become a human being and thus be visible. He meets the American actor Peter Falk, who used to be an angel himself and advises Damiel to take the big step and give up his existence as an angel. Ultimately, Damiel determines that he must experience humanity in full, and breaks through into the real world to pursue a life with Marion.

“Wings of Desire” won the award for best director at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Watch the trailer of “Wings of Desire”